PASCO -- The Pasco Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for candidates to be inducted into its Agriculture Hall of Fame.
In addition, two new awards are being offered: Agribusiness Person of the Year and Agriculture Advisory Leadership.
The Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame award will go to someone who influences agriculture and displays advocacy or unselfish acts in his or her community or surrounding areas.
Nominations will be accepted at the chamber office at 1925 N. 20th Ave. until noon Dec. 18.
Winners will be announced at the 10th annual Agriculture Hall of Fame Gala on Jan. 7 at Columbia Basin College.
The Agriculture Advisory Leadership award will go to someone who exhibits a "great influential impact in agriculture/agribusiness through their leadership, guidance and community involvement," according to a chamber news release.
The Agribusiness Person of the Year award will go to someone who exhibits a stellar work ethic, is involved in the community, embraces technology and has enhanced the agribusiness industry.
Nominees must be lifelong residents of Franklin County or the immediate outlying areas. They may be living or dead.
To nominate someone, put together a brief biography describing the nominee's accomplishments and include letters of support, testimonials, news clips and photos.
For more information, go to www.pascorealag.com.